Holy Sons, “Breakdown On The Beach”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 08.11.14 in Listen to This

If you know the name Emil Amos, it’s probably through his membership of Grails and OM, two groups for whom heaviness is not just a matter of downtuning and bad attitude, but the attainment of a spiritual state. Amos also operates a long-running solo project, Holy Sons. In advance of new album The Fact Facer, due on Thrill Jockey this September, he’s prepared a clutch of punk cover versions: best, this delicate, fingerpicked melding of Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown” and Neil Young’s “On The Beach”.